OKLAHOMA CITY –The Oklahoma City Public Schools District said a unanimous vote by the school board led to the removal of “Redskins” as the mascot for Capitol Hill High School Monday.
School officials said they will immediately begin eliminating the use of the mascot and planned to create a committee to identify a new mascot for the school before the end of the spring semester. The committee will be made of students, alumni, and community members, according to school officials.
District spokesperson Tierney Tinnin released a statement Monday evening that said it part:
“Oklahoma City Public Schools respects and honors the Native American community and students in our district, state and nation.”